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Samaraweera, Jayawardene Shine Again As Sri Lanka Pile Up Huge Total

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 28: Thilan Samaraweera of Sri Lanka plays a hook shot during day two of the match between the Chairman's XI and Sri Lanka held at Adelaide Oval October 28, 2007 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Simon Cross/Getty Images)
Vishrut AggarwalCorrespondent IAugust 27, 2009

Thilan Samaraweera scored a brilliant hundred and was assisted by teammmate Mahela Jayawardene(90) as Sri Lanka piled on 416 on the scoreboard on the second day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

The Kiwi bowling was good but expensive. Daniel vettori and Jeetan Patel grabbed 3 and 4 wickets respectively but gave away too many runs.

After losing the first Test 202 runs, the Kiwis are trying to square the series by winning the second Test. But after looking at the Sri Lankan innings, it doesn't look, as if the series would be squared. This Test will either end as a draw or will favour the Lankans.

New Zealand in return have lost five wickets and have made just 159 runs. So the bowlers are also providing the home team an advantage.

Ross Taylor is batting on 70 and Brendon McCullum is batting on 5.

Though the Kiwis are scoring at a slightly better run rate, but their wickets are tumbling quickly.

But still, the Kiwis have a couple of Batsmen left, and they can take their innings to a compatible total and try to head towards a draw and not another humiliating defeat. But this can only happen if Ross Taylor scores a hundred and the rest of the batsmen also score useful scores.

So Best of Luck Kiwis! Let us see if you can humiliate Sri Lanka by defeating them or achievea draw or suffer a humiliating defeat.


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